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George Sowers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0855

In these two letters to his brother, George Sowers mentions getting some tobacco (which is scarce in Tennessee), discusses his regiment's opinion of their Lieutenant Berry, and reports on his health. He also implores his brother to write him more often and asks for news of his family.

Dates

  • 1863 February 1-May 15

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In these two letters to his brother, George Sowers mentions getting some tobacco (which is scarce in Tennessee), discusses his regiment's opinion of their Lieutenant Berry, and reports on his health. He also implores his brother to write him more often and asks for news of his family.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Sowers (sometimes spelled Sours) was born in Ohio in about 1841. He enlisted in Company B of the 64th Ohio Infantry on November 27, 1861 and died of disease in Chattanooga, Tennessee on January 12, 1864.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480